Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
January 23, 2017
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report P-2017-001 Released
The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report P-2017-001 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A summary of the Report is included below.
To view the Report in its entirety, go to ATIPPA Privacy Reports at: www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner
|Summary:||The Complainants submitted a privacy complaint against the City of Corner Brook (the “City”) under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (the “ATIPPA, 2015”). The complaint was in relation to the City’s decision to send City staff an e-mail that contained personal information about the Complainants, as well as the City’s decision to post copies of this e-mail within its premises. The Commissioner determined the City breached the Complainants’ privacy by disclosing their information in contravention of section 68(2) of the ATIPPA, 2015. This breach was exacerbated by the City’s failure to uphold section 63 (accuracy of personal information). The Commissioner made recommendations to the City relating to its need for greater caution when handling personal information in similar circumstances in the future.|
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Donovan Molloy, Q.C.
Information and Privacy Commissioner
2017 01 23 3:50 p.m.